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August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Flashback Friday

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This week, in honor of the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede’s Landing, we look at a view of the Eads Bridge Trolley Station at Third Street (Memorial Drive) and Washington Avenue, circa 1900.

An ornate sign atop the building reads, “The Electric Way” and advertises the stations in Illinois (including Alton, East St. Louis, Collinsville, Granite City, Caseyville, O’Fallon, Columbia, Belleville, Lebanon, and Waterloo). Electric streetcars had become the standard during the 1890s, surpassing cable cars and horse-drawn streetcars. An ornate sign atop the building reads, “The Electric Way” and advertises the stations in Illinois (including Alton, East St. Louis, Collinsville, Granite City, Caseyville, O’Fallon, Columbia, Belleville, Lebanon, and Waterloo).

 Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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Photo courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

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